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Winston County, Alabama

Winston County was established as Hancock County on Feb. 12, 1850 from territory formerly in Walker County. Renamed Winston County on January 22, 1858. This particular county was named for Gov. John Hancock of Massachusetts and John A. Winston (1812–1871), 15th Governor of Alabama.

Currently the Winston County Seat is located in Double Springs and in addition the county government website is

Locations adjacent Winston County happen to be Lawrence County (north), Cullman County (east), Walkery County (south), Marion County (west), Franklin County (northwest)..

Cities and towns found in Winston County consist of Addison, Arley, Delmar, Double Springs, Haleyville, Lynn, Natural Bridge, Nauvoo, South Haleyville, Houston..

Winston County vital records can be found at the Alabama Department of Public Health which has Birth And Death Records from 1908, Marriages from 1936 and Divorce Records from 1950. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Alabama for current fees and application process.

You can search online for Winston County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also order Order Electronically Online or you can download an application for Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Certificates to mail.

Winston County includes Federal Census Schedules to assist in looking into your family tree. Government Population Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Winston Co. Slave Schedules can be obtained for 1850 & 1860. Winston Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Winston Co. Industry and Agriculture Schedules can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Winston Co. Union Veterans Schedules can be obtained for 1890. You can find free down-loadable and also printable census forms that can help with your research.

Winston County Societies and Family History Resources

A list of Winston County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives. See Also Alabama Archives, Genealogical and Historical Societies for statewide Addresses and links.

Winston County Courthouse and Government Records

Winston County Courthouse

Genealogist often overlook the significance of Winston County court, probate, and land documents as a source of genealogy and family history details.

Buried away in Alabama courthouses and archives just about everywhere are often the hopes and dreams and frustrations of countless Alabama people.

The odds are excellent that your ancestors and forefathers have left a in-depth record of at least several aspects of their lives in the Winston County court records.

Even if your forebears is not discussed in a Court case, take into consideration all of the other methods which could have lead to him or her appearing in court records.

There was record loss due to a courthouse fire in 1895 .

  • Winston County Clerk of Circuit Court 
    • Address: P.O. Box 27, Double Springs, AL 35553
    • Phone: (205) 489-5219
    • Court Records: 1892
    • Divorce Records:
  • Winston County Clerk of Probate Court 
    • Address: P.O. Box 309, Double Springs, AL 35553-0309
    • Phone: (205) 489-5219
    • Marriage Records: 1891 (Marriages issued prior to 1936)
    • Probate Records: 1891
    • Land Records: 1891
  • Winston County Revenue Commissioner's Office
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  • Winston County Health Department has Birth Records from 1888-1918 , Death records from 1888-1918. 

Winston County Genealogy Links

The following are web links to Genealogy and family history, Records and Resources relevant to Winston County.

Winston Co. AL Books, Newspapers & Publications

Winston Co. AL Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Winston Co. AL Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Winston Co. AL Census Records

Winston Co. AL Cemeteries & Graveyards

Winston Co. AL Church & Bible Records

Winston Co. AL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Winston Co. AL General and History Websites

Winston Co. AL Immigration & Naturalization

Winston Co. AL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Winston Co. AL Military Records

Winston Co. AL Schools & Directories

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